Kyushu Call­ing

5 must-dos on Ja­pan’s third-largest is­land

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Travel -

#1 Ride a rope­way

Kyushu boasts many ma­jes­tic moun­tains across its seven pre­fec­tures. The best way to en­joy the stun­ning panoramic views from atop these nat­u­ral won­ders is by hop­ping on a rope­way – the Ja­panese ver­sion of the ca­ble car. Some rope­ways to con­sider in­clude the ones on Mount Unzen in Na­gasaki Pre­fec­ture (lovely snow-capped views dur­ing win­ter) and Mount Tsu­rumi in Oita Pre­fec­ture (for catch­ing the cherry blos­soms dur­ing spring).

#2 Visit an ac­tive vol­cano

Get up close to one of the largest and most fa­mous ac­tive vol­ca­noes in Ja­pan, Mount Aso in Aso Kuju Na­tional Park in Ku­mamoto Pre­fec­ture. From the ob­ser­va­tory, you’ll be able to see smoke ris­ing out of the crater and be close enough to smell the sul­phur in the air.

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